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Miranda Seymour

The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys

Venue: Public Hall

14 September 2022 12:00 pm

The celebrated biographer, novelist, memoir writer and critic turns her forensic eye on the writer Jean Rhys, the acclaimed author of Wide Sargasso Sea who lived in Devon at the end of her life and visited Budleigh often. Seymour focusses on the crucial 17 years that Rhys spent living on the remote island of Dominica, which haunted Rhys’s mind and work for the rest of her life, and reveals a proud and fiercely independent artist, who experienced tragedy and extreme poverty, alcohol and drug dependency, romantic and sexual turmoil. Miranda Seymour’s previous books include the award-winning memoir In My Father’s House; A Ring of Conspirators, an innovative study of Henry James and his literary circle; Ottoline Morrell: Life on a Grand Scale; Robert Graves: Life on the Edge; Mary Shelley; In Byron’s Wake and The Bugatti Queen. Talking to Julia Wheeler

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